Overnighter

Well we're off to 'compete' in the jole rider 12hr night baton relay. 8pm to 8am round Hullavington airfield. Well, at least there aren't any hills...  1

While we're there wel'll be testing some lights: a couple of basic commuter LED units, a couple of high-end rechargeables, two cheap 'n' cheerful torches and a heath-robinson creation of my own devising. look out for the results on Monday. or Tuesday, if we fall asleep at the keyboard.

The ride is in aid of Jole Rider, a charity which sends bikes out to Africa for schoolchildren, some of whom have to walk more than ten miles a day. They also provide workshop tools and training so the bikes can be fixed when they break.

If you're feeling charitable, why not nick over to http://www.justgiving.com/nbr_hk and bung them a few quid?

If you're new please join in and if you have questions pop them below and the forum regulars will answer as best we can.

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    Having ridden for years in Epping Forest, I know most trails are open to cyclists and horses other than few marked restricted areas (Loughton Camp,...

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    I used these throughout my tour Dr Corsica, I felt sorry for cyclists wearing cycling shoes. Wore them on the Swedish big challenge, the...

  • Sriracha 36 min 30 sec ago

    I share your skepticism. Maybe she said "you haven't got your lights displayed"? Not much better, I grant you, but more within the realms of...

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    You are right, it is much more American usage. We call them number plates (as in ANPR, etc) or registration plates....

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    Picked up my new Rapha Custom kit yesterday from the bike shop I represent. The printing is excellent. The Pro Team bibs, jersey and gilet are...

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